The Saul Miller Awards are a sub-category of Writing Awards. These awards highlight writing related to some of the key activities of unions: organizing, collective bargaining, and political action. The awards honor the late Saul Miller, a director of the AFL-CIO Department of Information, and a founder of ILCA.
The 2014 Saul Miller Award for Organizing by a State or Central Labor Body Union goes to Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council’s Robert Buscemi for his piece Labor Rallies to Protest Non-Union Contractor.
Judges comments: “A straight-forward account of trades and other unions challenging the wages, benefits, training, and safety practices of a nonunion competitor. There could be a more direct contrast with the alternative that union projects provide. The story has two strong additions: highlighting a worker who switched from the nonunion company to union work, and the presence of other unions in solidarity.”